Peter A. Helffrich

Peter A. Helffrich, 59, of Whitehall, died Friday, December 28. He was the companion of Bruce F. Brown for 24 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Virginia A. (Benner) Helffrich and the late Peter J. Helffrich. Peter was a fine musician who sang, played a variety of instruments and taught guitar and piano. He loved the written and spoken word, and was witty, intelligent and creative. He had a sweet heart and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. Survivors: Companion Bruce; mother Virginia A. of Bethlehem; brother David and his wife Terre of Yadkinville, NC; sisters Audrey Helffrich and her partner Edward Chencinski of Poughkeepsie, NY, Andrea Bachman and her husband John of Catasauqua; two nieces; two nephews; and a stepson Justin Brown of Palmerton. Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, January 5, at Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Calling time and burial will be private. Contributions: in memory of Peter can be made to the charity of ones choice.

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1625 W HIGHLAND ST Allentown, PA 18102 1032

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 1, 2013